Our Good Fortune

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams praised striker David Goodwillie...

...after the Scottish international came off the substitutes’ bench to set up the winner for Craig Tanner as Argyle won 1-0 at Accrington to remain top of Sky Bet League Two.

“It was a great ball from Goodwillie; the vision from Goodwillie” said Derek. 

“Goodwillie is fantastic player. Sometimes people don’t see him making the runs and don’t find him but, today, he found a great ball for Craig Tanner. Craig’s turned himself well and managed to get the ball on target and it’s gone into the back of the net.

“These players are big for the football club. We need a substitutes’ bench; we need a squad; and we are starting to get that back now.”

Former Dundee United and Blackburn star David, 27, has yet to score since coming to Home Park in the summer but Derek believes that Argyle are fortunate that he is Pilgrim,

“He’s a top player,” he said. “He’s probably too good for this division – we are lucky to have him – but he hasn’t had the break to get the goal he deserves.

“He’s hit the bar a few times; he’s had blocks on [shots] on goal; his movement is very good.”

The depth of the Argyle squad was also boosted by the return from injury of on-loan Bristol City striker Arnie Garita, who looked back to his old self after also coming off the substitutes’ bench at the Wham Stadium.

“To have back in a squad makes a squad stronger and it gives us different options,” said Derek.

“He’s a player who takes you up the park; he can run in behind. He hasn’t had a lot of game-time, but when he’s had game-time, he’s done well.”